Daily Archives: October 11, 2018

Skyline College Passport Office Increases Hours of Operation

Passport OfficeThe United States Passport Office at Skyline College is excited to announce our new and extended hours of operation. Effective October 1, 2018, the new hours of operation are:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Skyline College Passport Services is a recipient of Skyline College’s President’s Innovation Fund for 2017-18 and part of the Global Learning Programs and Services Division in Building 2, Room 2-319B. We also offer on-site passport photo services for $8. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website at www.skylinecollege.edu/passport or call (650) 738-4252. Email inquires can be sent to skylinepassportservices@smccd.edu.

The U.S. Department of State determines eligibility for a U.S. Passport and makes the final decision to issue a passport to an applicant. As a Passport Acceptance Facility, we are authorized to receive completed applications for a U.S. Passport and submit the application along with all necessary documentation to the U.S. Department of State.

Article and Photo by Zaid Ghori

EOPS Welcomes New Students with Kick-off Mixer and Resource Fair

EOPS Kickoff eventExtended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS), which also includes the CARE and Guardian Scholars Program, held a new student mixer and campus resource fair on September 25, 2018, in the Multicultural Center Hosting Gallery. The purpose of the event was to welcome new EOPS students to the program as well as meet EOPS staff, faculty, ambassadors and fellow EOPS students.  It was also an opportunity for attendees to obtain important information about campus resources and other student services.

Some of the campus resources who tabled were the Financial Aid Office, The Disability Resource Center, The Guardian Scholars Program, and The Division of Student Equity and Support Programs. Students obtained information about scholarships, upcoming campus-wide events, and applied to other student services for which they found themselves eligible. Attendees engaged in an interactive game utilizing their smart phones to answer trivia questions about EOPS program benefits, requirements, and student resources.

The EOPS/CARE/Guardian Scholars program is still accepting applications for Fall 2018 and looks forward to holding another mixer and resource fair in the Spring semester. For more information about EOPS/CARE/Guardian Scholars, please email skyeops@smccd.edu or call (650) 738-4319.

Article and Photo by Melanie Espinueva+Aure

Beta Theta Omicron’s Research is Published

Beta Theta Omicron’s Honors In Action project, “Human Microbiomes and How the Earth Works,” was published in the 2018 edition of Civic Scholar: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Undergraduate Research. This journal features substantive research and community engagement by community college scholars. The 2017 Honors Study Topic was How the World Works: A Global Perspective. For their 2017 project, chapter members, led by Thanh Nguyen and Shelvana Cai, investigated the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria in our community.

Projects selected for publication in Civic Scholar begin as chapters’ investigations into Phi Theta Kappa’s honors study topic. Chapters then narrow their focus to a particular theme and develop research questions related to their chosen theme. Ultimately, students turn their research into action by using their findings to fill specific community needs. To be considered for publication in Civic Scholar, a chapter must enter submit a Hallmark Awards entry for the chapter’s Honors in Action project.

Beta Theta Omicron’s article and the Civic Scholar table of contents are at http://skylinecollege.edu/boo/assets/documents/civic_scholar2018.pdf.

Article by Christine Case